WATCH: Tom Ford Discusses Yves Saint Laurent, Face Lifts and His Foray into Film with Fern Mallis

For her hugely popular “Fashion Icon” lecture series at the 92nd Street Y, Fern Mallis sat down with professional gentleman and modern day renaissance man Tom Ford. As usual, the mercurial Ford did not disappoint — which explains why the event was sold out for four months — tackling his well-documented feud with the late Yves Saint Laurent; his wish to be a plastic surgeon in another life; the most valuable lesson he’s ever learned (“Only hire people you want to have dinner with.”); and how film, as opposed to fashion, satisfies his creative juices. Check out a clip from Ford’s entertaining discussion with Mallis after the jump!